Changing of the Miami guard at American Airlines

Longtime American Airlines executive Peter Dolara retires Friday in Miami, handing the reins to the region’s new vice president, Art Torno. Art Torno still remembers the meeting that changed his career — and ultimately his life. On a Saturday in 1986 at New York City’s Chrysler building, Peter Dolara — an American Airlines executive who […]

Florida offers $12 million to South Florida companies

South Florida gets a small share of Florida’s $155 million payout to companies thinking of adding jobs in the state. Lisa McKerracher might set up a spinal-cord lab in Miami, or she might set it up in Massachusetts. Florida will pay her $83,000 to pick the Sunshine State. “I’m not sure this is where I […]

South Florida is marked down for companies looking for a new home

A corporate relocation study gives South Florida high marks in terms of affordability. Low taxes and depressed real estate prices help. The recession hammered South Florida’s housing and labor markets more than most, leaving at least one bright side amid the damage. Companies now find the region a cheaper place to do business. Thanks largely […]

Miami-Dade growth plan is complete

Now the hard work begins, as community leaders on Monday laid out a blueprint to create 75,000 targeted industry jobs in Miami-Dade County over the next five years. The Beacon Council, which leads the One Community One Goal effort, presented the last in the report’s four-part series, with recommendations outlined in 113 pages. The goal: […]

Miller beer moving its Latin American HQ to Miami

One of the region’s largest brewers plans to move its Latin American headquarters out of Latin America and into South Florida. It’s looking like Miller Time on Brickell Avenue. The company behind Miller, Coors Light and Corona plans to move its Latin American headquarters out of Bogotá and into Miami, according to several people familiar […]